Emmerdale fans have been horrified to see Arthur Thomas (Alfie Clarke) bully and abuse Archie Sharma (Kai Assi) in previous scenes.
The Emmerdale cast member has been tormenting the younger boy due to his anger at his mum Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) starting to date Archie’s dad Jai (Chris Bisson).
Fans were horrified as they saw him push Archie, which led to him hitting his head and being knocked unconscious while at a picnic.
Archie recently returned to the soap to live with his dad after his mum Rachel Breckle passed away suddenly, and has been picked on by Arthur since his return.
Laurel and Jai have noticed the bruises on Archie, but Arthur blamed Jimmy King (Nick Miles), who swiftly denied the claims.
The pair have believed Jimmy’s claims and are currently trying to move on from their severe allegations, but it seems friendship may be lost.
However, the family have been left in limbo as the parents can’t work out who is abusing the little boy.
Meanwhile, Arthur is set to be furious in forthcoming scenes when he finds out that Jai and Archie are going to be spending Christmas with them.
As the couple plan their first Christmas together, Arthur begins to increase his tormenting of little Archie.
Could Arthur be about to take things too far and kill Archie?
Fans certainly think so, as one previously wrote: “Arthur needs serious help, this is going to end badly.”
Another added: “He could get away with murder these days.”
Could Arthur be about to take things way too far?
Emmerdale continues tonight at 7pm on ITV.